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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics, M.S.B.A.


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The M.S.B.A. program is an educational experience that provides knowledge and skills in key business analytics disciplines so that students can become successful in their careers. Students will take a total of 33 credit hours, of which 21 credit hours are core (or required) courses and 12 credit hours are electives in this one-year, lock-step program. Each 16-week term is divided into two eight-week modules, A and B, with each module course being two credit hours. To meet student needs, classes are scheduled in the morning, afternoon and evening, Monday through Thursday, as well as Saturday morning. Each class meets for approximately three hours once a week. Students remain with their entering class cohort during the program.

The Cox School of Business seeks candidates who show a strong potential for success in today’s global business environment. Candidates who demonstrate analytical capabilities, leadership experience, interpersonal and communication skills, and personal commitment and motivation are invited to apply. The Admissions Committee seeks candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, leadership qualities, and management potential. To assess these characteristics, the committee will look to the following elements to help identify a candidate’s potential to succeed in the program: GMAT management/business graduate school admission test scores, previous academic records, recommendations that speak to a candidate’s professional performance and self-evaluation essays. For complete details and an application packet, students should visit www.coxmsba.com or contact the Cox Admissions Office: telephone 214-768-1214 or 1-800-472-3622; fax 214-768-3956; coxmsba@cox.smu.edu.

Curriculum


M.S.B.A. Class 2021: Entry Fall 2020, Graduate Spring 2021

Total Credit Hours: 33

Fall Term


Spring Term


Module B Courses


Term Total: 13 Credit Hours


Credit Hours Summary for M.S.B.A. Program


25 credit hours of required courses
  8 credit hours of elective courses

33 credit hours total for Cox M.S.B.A. degree

Specialization Option


Students will have the option of two program specializations, or tracks, one focusing more attention on database concepts and applications (business process analytics) and the other focusing more attention on marketing research practices and consumer-centric analytics (customer analytics). All specialization electives are two credit hours. Students may choose from the following specialization electives:

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